Friday Fictioneers – Garbage


It was so unfair! The decapitated android screamed murder. But androids were appliances, not people. The only crime here was dumping garbage in a public place. Eight weeks on this case, and all they had was an empty bottle and a severed head.

When Sergeant Anderson detailed Paul and his partner to get the Al-Azms, it seemed a pathway to promotion. They were going to bring down the last Mozzies in the precinct. Garbage! Still, Paul remembered, they got Capone on tax evasion.

“Take some pictures, Paul,” Paul told his partner. “I need to go plug in for a recharge.”


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77 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Garbage

  1. Could be the premise for something much bigger. Imagine being a ‘Paul’, being sentient and knowing that the destruction of your kind isn’t even counted as real crime, just a littering offence. How angry those androids would be …
    Great tale Neil

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  2. This prompt was shouting out for an android story. It’s not your fault. I really enjoyed this. I particularly loved the first couple of lines…”It was so unfair! The decapitated android screamed murder. But androids were appliances, not people.”
    You could feel his pain!
    Hope you have a great week.
    xx Rowena

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  3. I really enjoyed this story. Androids and murder, how interesting. Brilliant take on the prompt. I was also going to write about garbage and littering. I’m glad I didn’t, as compared to this it would have been utter rubbish! 🙂


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